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Rachael Kilgour performs at Radio Heartland


Rachael Kilgour performs at Radio Heartland

Marking the release of her new EP, 'Game Changer,' singer-songwriter Rachael Kilgour joins Radio Heartland's Mike Pengra in the studio to play songs from the new album and to talk about how those ideas came to life.

Chatham Rabbits taking measured leaps forward as their music career grows


Chatham Rabbits

Sarah and Austin McCombie are a North Carolina duo who comprise the emerging Americana act Chatham Rabbits. Just seven months into a full-time music career, they've released a debut album and have played a string of sold-out shows. 'As we grow, we're always looking to expand our reach,' Austin says. 'We want to grow organically and be smart about it.'

Radio Heartland's Favorite Albums of 2018


Radio Heartland 10th Birthday Celebration

As the year winds down, Radio Heartland Program Director Mike Pengra put together his list of 20 favorite albums of 2018. 'They are in alphabetical order because I couldn't begin to rank them,' Pengra explains, 'since that ranking would change from day to day, depending on my mood.' Mike Pengra also shares a pick for Song of the Year.

The Milk Carton Kids perform at Radio Heartland


The Milk Carton Kids perform at Radio Heartland

Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale have been the duo the Milk Carton Kids since they began a few years ago, but on their latest record, they went big, hiring producer Joe Henry and bringing in a five-piece band to fill out the sound. The Milk Carton Kids recently visited Radio Heartland to play songs from the new album, titled 'All The Things That I Did And All The Things That I Didn't Do.'

Photos and recap: Radio Heartland's rollicking 10-year celebration concert


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On Thursday night, Radio Heartland celebrated 10 years of streaming with a four-band concert at The Hook and Ladder Theater and Lounge in Minneapolis. See photos from performances by Dusty Heart, Dustin Arbuckle and the Haymakers, Molly Maher and her Disbelievers, and Erik Koskinen.

The Okee Dokee Brothers take on winter in the Radio Heartland studio


The Okee Dokee Brothers perform at Radio Heartland

The Okee Dokee Brothers' new album, 'Winterland,' is meant to celebrate winter, but it also contains some deeper messages about taking care of oneself and of the planet. Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing of the Okee Dokee Brothers parked their sleds outside and brought their music and warm vibes into our studio.

Lena Elizabeth performs at Radio Heartland


Lena Elizabeth

Lena Elizabeth is releasing a new collection of songs this week on an album titled 'Get It Right.' She blends the lovely sound of her voice with the mellow chords of a baritone ukulele, and writes beautiful songs about the serious side of life. Lena Elizabeth stopped in our studio to talk about her new record and to play a few songs from it.

Storyhill perform at Radio Heartland


Storyhill perform at Radio Heartland

It's been four years since Storyhill decided to go on hiatus. Since then, Chris Cunningham and John Hermanson have both released solo projects, but it was difficult to keep them apart. Now, the duo are back with a new live compilation, 'Stages,' and a mini tour. Along the way, Storyhill stopped at Radio Heartland to play some songs and to chat with Mike Pengra.

Peter Mayer performs at Radio Heartland


Peter Mayer performs at Radio Heartland

Peter Mayer has a new record called 'Catching Rain,' another collection of originals by Mayer, complete with choruses and backbeats to sing and clap along to. Mayer stopped in our studio to play a few songs and to talk about the thinking behind the new album.